Traditionally, the best gaming laptops weren’t any different from any of the other best laptops – as long as it had a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and discrete graphics, it was the best gaming laptop. They were so few and far between that it didn’t really matter whether they were good. Luckily, that’s not the case anymore – so, if you’re looking at laptops for the Back to School 2018 season, ask yourself: can it run Crysis?

In 2018, the best gaming laptops are a far cry from what they looked like just 10 years ago. They may all run Windows 10, but you can pick up a gaming laptop with Nvidia Max-Q technology and you can basically get a MacBook Pro with all the dials turned up to 11. However, if you don’t need something that’s thin and light, you can still pick up a thick heavy gaming behemoth that can replace the best gaming PCs.

If you’re looking for a laptop that’ll get you through both work and play, look no further than the HP Omen 15, packed with an Intel Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050TI, 12GB RAM and a 128GB PCIE SSD. If you act fast, you can score an extra $100 off, too.